The gut microbiome refers to the trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that live in your gut. The gut microbiota interacts with various organs and systems in the body, including brain, lungs, liver, bone, cardiovascular system and others.
In this week’s article we provide a roundup of some of the most recent health and nutrition related articles to be in the news, five items comprising:
- Screen-time linked to greater diabetes risk among children
- Vitamin D deficiency may indicate cardiovascular disease in overweight and obese children
- Doctor’s Diary: Can Omega-3 oils help fight depression?
- Mixed carotenoid supplements may help obese children
- High fibre diet ‘could prevent type 1 diabetes’
In this week’s article we provide a roundup of some of the most recent health and nutrition related articles to be in the news, four items comprising:
- Gut bacteria impacts intestine behaviour in IBS patients
- Omega 3 could decrease mortality rate in postmenopausal women, study suggests
- Low gluten diets linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes
- B vitamins may have ‘protective effect’ against air pollution
With the period of over indulgence now over our shoulders for another year, many will be looking to January and February as a period of recovery to make up for the guilt of having one too many mince pies!
To start off the year, we thought we would give you some smoothie tips to assist a healthy start to 2017, and to help you on your way to getting your 5-or-more-a-day. Whether you eat healthily all year round, or are looking to 2017 for a fresh start and have made a New Year’s Resolution, this blog will provide you with a few hints and tips to assist in making a healthy and nutritious smoothie.
In this week’s article we provide our usual monthly roundup of some of the most recent health and nutrition related articles to be in the news, five items comprising:
- Illnesses associated with lifestyle cost the NHS £11bn
- Probiotics may ease severity of multiple sclerosis: Study
- Could Turmeric really boost your health?
- Mediterranean diet ‘could prevent 19,000 deaths a year in UK’
- Feeding babies peanuts and eggs can reduce risk of developing allergies in later life, study shows
There have been a couple of studies that have hit the headlines lately which have shown that wholegrains are protective against cancer and heart disease. Grains such as wheat, rye and barley are fibre dense and contribute to a large percentage of many people’s wholegrain intake, however they also contain the protein gluten. Therefore, some journalists have made the assumption that gluten free diets are bad for your health (see links below). The truth is that while wholegrains do have health benefits, gluten is a problem for many people. In this week’s blog we are going to take a look at both sides of the issue.